Another Proact thriller in store for Chesterfield

Oldham Athletic  boss Lee Johnson, who are at Chesterfield on Saturda,  has managed his side to a 10-match unbeaten run

Oldham Athletic boss Lee Johnson, who are at Chesterfield on Saturda, has managed his side to a 10-match unbeaten run

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Spireites’ continue their quest to impress at home to Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Paul Cook’s side have been involved in a run of games of the highest order of entertainment in the last few weeks, with 28 goals being witnessed in the last six games, of which two have been won, two drawn and two lost.

Lee Johnson’s Latics have also hit the groove, they’re unbeaten in ten games, five won, in league and cup and they’re level on 18 points with Chesterfield, though they’ve been earned in 12 games to Spireites 11.

Athletic’s last four games have involved 16 goals, so the weekend looks set for another potential humdinger.

Oldham’s leading scorer is former Blade Jonathan Forte, he has seven goals but he was only on the bench in last weekend’s 2-1 home win over Walsall.

Former Leeds United man Dominic Poleon, who scored against Spireites at Elland Road last season in the Capital One Cup, took his starting place alongside Danny Philliskirk, son of Tony, once of Bramall Lane.

Manager Johnson, who had a loan spell at Chesterfield, has been delighted with his team’s evolvement this season.

He said: “We’ve got a team that the fans can believe in. That is what we ask for, we talk about one team, one dream.

“I don’t think we look powder puff now. Last year there were times when, maybe, we looked a bit powder puff.

“We’ve tried to tick a few boxes; we recruited really well in the summer and we got value with players.

“Every player that we have recruited is comfortable and having an effect in the first team.”